Live Commentary: El Clasico – Barcelona 1-0 Real Madrid

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Welcome to Nigerianeye’s live text coverage of the La Liga meeting between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou.

Barca have already wrapped up the title and now have just four more games to tick off if they are to see out the campaign unbeaten.

Madrid, meanwhile, are aiming to close the gap on Atletico Madrid in second and will move to within a point of their rivals with victory here.

Follow all of the action from the 238th El Clasico showdown with our extensive updates below.

OFFICIAL LINE-UPS

BARCELONA: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Coutinho, L.Suarez, Messi

SUBS: Cillessen, Paulinho, Dembele, Alcacer, Semedo, D.Suarez, Vermaelen

REAL MADRID: Navas; Nacho, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo

SUBS: Casilla, Vallejo, Theo, Lucas, Asensio, Kovacic, Ceballos

12 min A killer finish from Luis Suarez to open the scoring at Camp Nou! Credit to Sergi Roberto, who got his head up down the right and sent in a perfect delivery for Suarez to volley past Keylor Navas from eight yards.

11 min GOAL! BARCELONA 1-0 REAL MADRID (LUIS SUAREZ)

9 min A worrying sign for Barcelona, as Ronaldo was just played through in acres of space. The offside flag went up on this occasion – and that was the right call – but the home side cannot afford to drop that deep when Ronaldo is in the opposition side.

7 min The hosts certainly looking the brighter of the two sides, but Madrid have just put together a rare attack that saw Marc-Andre ter Stegen pluck Cristiano Ronaldo’s ball out of the air, with Gareth Bale in a good position.

5 min BLOCK! First chance of the evening falls the way of Barca, with the ball being slipped through for Luis Suarez to get a shot away. A fine block from Raphael Varane eight yards out prevented the ball from reaching the target.

3 min Barcelona seeing a lot more of the ball in the opening stages, almost getting in behind through Alba but Nacho was up to the task. All 11 Madrid players are back behind the ball at the moment, trying to keep space to a minimum.

1 min KICKOFF! We are up and running in this 238th El Clasico showdown, and the fourth of the 2017-18 campaign. Barcelona aiming to keep their unbeaten season going; Real Madrid need points to close the gap on Atletico Madrid.

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